Usa – Iridium Jazz http://iridiumjazz.com/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:19:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://iridiumjazz.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/default1-1.png Usa – Iridium Jazz http://iridiumjazz.com/ 32 32 C&F Financial Co. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.42 (NASDAQ:CFFI) https://iridiumjazz.com/cf-financial-co-to-issue-quarterly-dividend-of-0-42-nasdaqcffi/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:19:16 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/cf-financial-co-to-issue-quarterly-dividend-of-0-42-nasdaqcffi/ C&F Financial Co. (NASDAQ: CFFI – Get a rating) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 16, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 15 will receive a dividend of 0.42 per share from the financial services provider on Sunday, January 1. This represents an annualized dividend of $1.68 and a yield of 3.18%. […]]]>

C&F Financial Co. (NASDAQ: CFFIGet a rating) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 16, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 15 will receive a dividend of 0.42 per share from the financial services provider on Sunday, January 1. This represents an annualized dividend of $1.68 and a yield of 3.18%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 14.

C&F Financial has increased its dividend by an average of 3.9% per year for the past three years and has increased its dividend annually for the past 2 consecutive years.

C&F financial price performance

CFFI Share opened at $52.78 on Friday. The company has a debt ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 0.81 and a quick ratio of 0.79. The company’s 50-day moving average is $54.20 and its 200-day moving average is $50.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $183.66 million, a PE ratio of 7.52 and a beta of 0.29. C&F Financial has a 1-year low of $43.10 and a 1-year high of $61.50.

Insiders place their bets

Separately, Chairman Larry G. Dillon sold 500 shares of C&F Financial in a trade dated Friday, November 4. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.25, for a total transaction of $27,125.00. Following completion of the transaction, the President now directly owns 35,882 shares of the company, valued at $1,946,598.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, accessible via this link. Separately, Chairman Larry G. Dillon sold 4,000 shares of the company in a trade on Tuesday, November 1. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.68, for a total transaction of $226,720.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now owns 36,382 shares of the company, valued at $2,062,131.76. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, available at this link. Additionally, Chairman Larry G. Dillon sold 500 shares in a trade on Friday, November 4. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.25, for a total value of $27,125.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now directly owns 35,882 shares of the company, valued at $1,946,598.50. Disclosure of this sale can be found here. Company insiders hold 6.40% of the company’s shares.

C&F Financial Institutional Trading

Several institutional investors have recently changed their positions in the company. State Street Corp increased its holdings in C&F Financial by 2.6% in the third quarter. State Street Corp now owns 9,737 shares of the financial services provider worth $525,000 after buying 251 additional shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in C&F Financial shares by 1.8% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 11,646 shares of the financial services provider worth $623,000 after buying 206 more shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings of C&F Financial shares by 102.8% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 28,505 shares of the financial services provider valued at $1,525,000 after acquiring 14,448 additional shares last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of C&F Financial during the third quarter valued at approximately $251,000. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in C&F Financial by 1.2% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 189,371 shares of the financial services provider worth $10,131,000 after acquiring an additional 2,161 shares during the period. Institutional investors hold 28.54% of the company’s shares.

Wall Street analysts predict growth

Separately, StockNews.com launched coverage on C&F Financial in a research note on Wednesday, October 12. They issued a “buy” rating for the company.

C&F Financial Company Profile

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C&F Financial Corporation operates as a bank holding company for Citizens and Farmers Bank which provides retail and business banking services. The Company’s retail banking offers various banking services, including checking accounts and savings deposit accounts, as well as business, real estate, development, mortgage, home equity and installment loans.

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GARRETT SARACHO’S LOST-IN-TIME AND UNDER-LOVED CLASSIC CHICANO JAZZ-FUNK “EN MEDIO” WILL BE RELEASED ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE INITIAL 1973 RELEASE https://iridiumjazz.com/garrett-sarachos-lost-in-time-and-under-loved-classic-chicano-jazz-funk-en-medio-will-be-released-on-vinyl-for-the-first-time-since-the-initial-1973-release/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/garrett-sarachos-lost-in-time-and-under-loved-classic-chicano-jazz-funk-en-medio-will-be-released-on-vinyl-for-the-first-time-since-the-initial-1973-release/ ALBUM EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE FOR STORE DAY BLACK DISC FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25E BY IMPULSE! RECORDS/UMe AN INNOVATIVE AND INFLUENTIAL MUSICIAN MAKES A RETURN TO JAZZ NEARLY 50 YEARS AFTER BEING LOST FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WITH AN EXCITING NEW COLLABORATION WITH JAZZ IS DEAD COLLECTIVE LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In 1973, Garrett Saracho […]]]>

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AN INNOVATIVE AND INFLUENTIAL MUSICIAN MAKES A RETURN TO JAZZ NEARLY 50 YEARS AFTER BEING LOST FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WITH AN EXCITING NEW COLLABORATION WITH
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LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In 1973, Garrett Saracho was an up and coming chicano jazz musician from Los Angeles just released their highly anticipated debut album, In Medio (as Gary Saracho) on Impulse! Foldersrepresenting what New York Times called the label’s “west coast contingent”. Although it received a five-star review from low beat magazine, the authority on all things jazz, which led to a friend Herbie Hancock calling him and congratulating him on the perfect exam, praise from Wayne Shorterand interest from radio stations, a cosmic confluence of unfortunate events – an oil embargo in the Middle Eastchange in label direction, shrinking budgets – led to the record not receiving promotion and ultimately not gaining the traction it so deserved at the time.

Disappointed and disillusioned, the composer and keyboardist, one of the most exciting young musicians in the fertile jazz underground of Los Angeles, walked away from music and left his Fender Rhodes behind to return to school. He would go on to a successful and rewarding career in the film industry, first as a carpenter, later as an editor for several successful films, most recently as a screenwriter and filmmaker. He would eventually return to music years later, touring with the legendary Native American rock band Redbone, fronted by his cousins ​​Pat and Lolly Vegas, and quietly continuing to make music in his studio. In recent years, Saracho’s work has found renewed interest with a new generation of fans, with the long out of print and unavailable on streaming platforms. In Medio be rediscovered by connoisseurs and the community of crate diggers.

Now, for the first time since its original release in 1973, Saracho’s time-lost and underrated classic, In Medioa heady fusion of witty jazz, funk and Latin rock, will be released on vinyl via Pulse!/UMe in front of his 50e birthday next year, exclusively for Black Friday record store day Limited to 3,500 copies worldwide, the LP, which has been mastered from the original tapes, will be available for purchase on Friday, November 25e at participating independent record stores as an “RSD First” release. Visit RecordStoreDay.com for more information.

Regarding the first discsIn Medio is lightning in a bottle. A singular statement recorded in a weekend at may 1973 at the Village Recorder in West LA, with a host of musicians with varying levels of association with the Union of God’s Musicians and Artist Ascension (UGMAA), a network of predominantly African-American jazz musicians organized by Horace Tapscott who acted as a community resource, connecting musicians with each other and helping them find work. This included Roberto Mirandabassist of the Herbie Baker Quintet and longtime stalwart of Tapscott’s Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra (PAPA), and Owen Marshalla Compton-arranger and multi-instrumentalist who had previously worked for Lee Morgan.

After spending almost fifty years away from the music industry, Saracho’s musical journey has taken on a new lease of life and in addition to the long-awaited reissue of In Medio he was recently recruited by the influential jazz collective jazz is dead to return to jazz on their latest exciting collaboration. Available now, Garrett Saracho JID015 sees Ali Shahid Muhammad and Adrian Younge performing a collection of shapeshifting tracks with Saracho that leap from one style or tempo to the next with shocking ease. Mixing Latin soul and psychedelic rock influences alongside his enduring love for jazz, the album is a tribute to the enduring bonds and cultural dialogues between genres, and to the perseverance of a musician who once stood on the edge of fame, now receiving his long overdue acclaim. Early reviews for the record have enthusiastic reviews, with Mojo awarding the album four stars and declaring it “arguably Jazz Is Dead’s best LP to date”, and hailing the music as “sounding like a David Axelrod-meets-Gil Evans mash-up imagined by Cal Tjaderthe LP consists of eight ensemble pieces, ranging from edgy soundscapes (Altitude) and cinematic sound poems (The Gardens) to percolating Chicano grooves (El Cambio Es Necesario).”

With an incredible new album and a long-lost gem, Garrett Saracho finally gets its due, five decades later.

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Face the Music: Palaver Strings pays homage to jazz great Mary Lou Williams https://iridiumjazz.com/face-the-music-palaver-strings-pays-homage-to-jazz-great-mary-lou-williams/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 09:00:26 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/face-the-music-palaver-strings-pays-homage-to-jazz-great-mary-lou-williams/ Palaver strings. Photo by Christina Wnek The 11 members of Palaver Strings will perform the 12 movements of “Zodiac Suite” in tribute to its composer, Mary Lou Williams, Thursday at the State Theater. The Portland-based, musician-led string ensemble will perform an arrangement of the suite by Manhattan-based pianist Chris Patishall, whose trio will join in […]]]>

Palaver strings. Photo by Christina Wnek

The 11 members of Palaver Strings will perform the 12 movements of “Zodiac Suite” in tribute to its composer, Mary Lou Williams, Thursday at the State Theater.

The Portland-based, musician-led string ensemble will perform an arrangement of the suite by Manhattan-based pianist Chris Patishall, whose trio will join in the performance.

Williams, who was born in 1910 and died in 1981, left an amazing legacy that includes his collaboration with Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman and his influence on Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk.

Mary Lou Williams. [Portrait of Mary Lou Williams, New York, N.Y. ca. 1946] William P. Gottlieb (1917-2006), photographer. Public domain.

Williams started playing the piano when she was around 3 years old and her talent was already evident at the time.

When she was 6 years old and living in Pittsburgh, Williams, who is black, had to endure violence from white neighbors throwing bricks at the house where she lived with several siblings. Williams realized that these same neighbors were fans of her game, so to stop the attacks, she played for them in their homes.

Paying homage to Williams is part of Palaver Strings’ anti-racism mission, “(to examine) classical music’s legacy of exclusion and white supremacy, and how that legacy shapes our playing, our decision-making, and our ways of being together”. according to its website.

“I think if it weren’t for reasons of race and gender and what we consider gender boundaries, we would consider her one of the great American composers of the period,” said Lysander Jaffe, violist and co-artistic director of Palaver Strings. . “His work is finally getting some of the recognition it deserves.”

Jaffe noted that other bands, including the New York Philharmonic, have played the sequel, which Williams wrote in 1944. Each piece corresponds to the zodiac signs of his friends and peers, from the cheerful and playful “Virgo” to the darker and more serious. “Balance.”

“I had thought, I love this room, and it’s such an interesting meeting place between chamber music and jazz,” said Jaffe, whose brother is the bassist for the guest trio.

Palaver Strings will work with the trio for a week of extensive in-person rehearsals. The ensemble hopes for a good turnout due to the size of the State Theatre.

Palaver Strings: Zodiac
8 p.m. Thursday. State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland, $20, $5 students. statetheatreportland.com


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Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) receives new coverage from StockNews.com analysts https://iridiumjazz.com/salisbury-bancorp-nasdaqsal-receives-new-coverage-from-stocknews-com-analysts/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 08:38:34 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/salisbury-bancorp-nasdaqsal-receives-new-coverage-from-stocknews-com-analysts/ Stock market analysts at StockNews.com began to cover the shares of Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ: SAL – Get a rating) in a research report delivered to clients and investors on Sunday. The brokerage has placed a “hold” rating on the bank’s shares. Salisbury Bancorp share performance Shares of Salisbury Bancorp stock opened at $28.75 on Friday. […]]]>

Stock market analysts at StockNews.com began to cover the shares of Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ: SALGet a rating) in a research report delivered to clients and investors on Sunday. The brokerage has placed a “hold” rating on the bank’s shares.

Salisbury Bancorp share performance

Shares of Salisbury Bancorp stock opened at $28.75 on Friday. Salisbury Bancorp has a 52-week minimum of $22.50 and a 52-week maximum of $29.95. The company’s fifty-day simple moving average is $24.91 and its 200-day simple moving average is $22.53. The company has a market capitalization of $166.18 million, a PE ratio of 10.49 and a beta of 0.68. The company has a quick ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 0.92 and a leverage ratio of 0.40.

Hedge funds weigh on Salisbury Bancorp

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. MCF Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Salisbury Bancorp in Q1 worth approximately $25,000. Asset Dedication LLC acquired a new stake in Salisbury Bancorp in Q3 valued at approximately $38,000. Magnolia Capital Management Ltd. raised its position in Salisbury Bancorp by 100.0% in Q3. Magnolia Capital Management Ltd. now owns 2,138 shares of the bank valued at $51,000 after purchasing an additional 1,069 shares last quarter. Resources Management Corp CT ADV raised its position in Salisbury Bancorp by 37.7% in the second quarter. Resources Management Corp CT ADV now owns 1,825 shares of the bank valued at $86,000 after buying 500 more shares in the last quarter. Finally, UBS Group AG increased its stake in Salisbury Bancorp shares by 240,550.0% in the third quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 4,813 shares in the bank valued at $115,000 after acquiring 4,811 additional shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds hold 12.74% of the company’s shares.

About Salisbury Bancorp

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Salisbury Bancorp, Inc operates as a bank holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company which provides commercial banking, consumer finance, retail banking, and trust and wealth advisory services. It offers various deposit products to individuals and businesses. The company also provides loans, such as residential and commercial real estate loans; building loans; working capital loans; equipment loans; and consumer loans, including home equity loans and lines of credit, secured loans, and auto and personal installment loans.

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Songbook Sundays Still Brings Irving Berlin to Jazz at Dizzy’s at Lincoln Center https://iridiumjazz.com/songbook-sundays-still-brings-irving-berlin-to-jazz-at-dizzys-at-lincoln-center/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 05:03:27 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/songbook-sundays-still-brings-irving-berlin-to-jazz-at-dizzys-at-lincoln-center/ Songbook Sundays, created and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer to celebrate the American Songbook, will continue at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s with Always Irving Berlin on Sunday, November 20at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Dizzy’s Club. Always Irving Berlin kicks off the holiday season with November’s Jazz at Lincoln Center American Songbook show […]]]>

Songbook Sundays, created and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer to celebrate the American Songbook, will continue at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s with Always Irving Berlin on Sunday, November 20at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Dizzy’s Club. Always Irving Berlin kicks off the holiday season with November’s Jazz at Lincoln Center American Songbook show at Dizzy’s Club, and is a rousing celebration of the songs of America’s most legendary songwriter. Starring Grammy-winning Debby Boone, Broadway star Darius de Haas and rising star Anaïs Reno will also feature a multi-generational cast of stars. Hosted and curated by American songbook expert Deborah Grace Winer, the set includes Berlin classics such as, Cheek to cheek, there’s no business like show business, let’s face the music, be careful, it’s my heart, let it goand more.

Darius deHaas

With great songs, some stories, it’s an informal Sunday eruption from Dizzy’s Club and a stylish sail into the party season. Rounding out musical director Joe Davidian is an all-star rhythm section of Jay Leonhart on bass (Judy Garland, Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra) and Jerome Jennings on drums (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Count Basie Orchestra, Sonny Rollins) with the rising star Abdias Armenteros on tenor saxophone (Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New Jazz Underground).

Anais Reno

“Songbook Sundays” started on May 22 this year with “I have Gershwin; » A Salute to Cole Porter (July 17), Duke Ellington (September 11); ends with Irving Berlin (November 20) and will continue with the celebration of Rodgers and Hart (February 5). All shows take place at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and feature the best vocal talent from Broadway, cabaret and jazz, with a diverse mix of young artists and seasoned stars. Energy, fun, great music – welcoming new Songbook Sundays audiences from around the world as well as a new offering for JALCs home audience.

In the spirit of swing, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mission is to entertain, enrich and expand the global jazz community through performance, education and advocacy. Dizzy’s Club features live jazz performances with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park.

To join Jazz at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, enter Columbus Circle at 60e Street and Broadway, take the Jazz elevators to 5e ground for Dizzy’s Club as well as The Rose Theater and The Appel Room.

Tickets for Songbook Sundays are $35, with student tickets available for $20. There is a $21 minimum for food and beverages. https://2022.jazz.org/songbook-sunday-always-irving-berlin

Deborah Grace Winer (curator, host) is a leading expert on the classic American songbook, and author and creator of theatrical reviews and concerts. Along with previous projects with Jazz at Lincoln Center, collaborations include Feinstein’s/54 Below, Birdland, and a decade as Artistic Director of 92Y’s Lyrics & Lyricists™ concert series, presiding over 50 original shows and bringing back the venerable series. to audiences and critics. cheer. She collaborates with leading artists from Broadway and the music world, and works with leading institutions. Author and playwright, among her four books is On the Sunny Side of the Street: The Life and Lyrics of Dorothy Fields (Macmillan), recently named by the Wall Street Journal one of the five best books on American songwriters. His articles have appeared in The New York Times and his plays, off-Broadway and regional. She has been featured on PBS’s American Masters and NPR’s “Fresh Air” and “Morning Edition.”

Deby Boone (Singer) gained instant fame in 1977 when You Light Up My Life became one of the biggest songs in history, hitting No. 1 on Billboard for ten consecutive weeks and selling over four million albums. She received the Grammy for Best New Artist and has since received seven other Grammy nominations, winning two more. Debby has performed in numerous musical theater productions and is also the author of 6 childrenbooks. She continues to develop her reputation as a Great American Songbook singer, building on her previous release for Concord Records, Reflections of Rosemary. The album is an intimate musical portrait of her late mother-in-law, legendary singer Rosemary Clooney, for whom Debby had great love and respect. She has recorded 13 albums. His latest album is a tribute to Las Vegas in the 60sis called Swing This. She is currently playing live music across the country.

Darius de Haas (singer) is an award-winning singer, actor, and concert and recording artist. His Broadway credits include Shuffle Along, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Rent, Carousel, Marie Christine, The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm; Beyond Broadway: Children of Eden, Running Man (Obie Award), Once On This Island (1st National Tour), Saturn Returns (Public/NYSF), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Cameleon Skin (Playwrights Horizons), I Was Looking At The Ceiling And Then I Saw The Sky, Cry The Beloved Country (Goodman Theatre), Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar – Gospel (Alliance Theatre), As You Like It (Public/NYSF). TV/MOVIE: On The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is the singing voice of Shy Baldwin; Martin & Orloff, Chicago, My Favorite Broadway: Love Songs, The View and many shows TODAY. He has toured the United States, Europe and Asia. His recordings include Day Dream: Variations on Strayhorn, Quiet Please (with Steven Blier) and many original cast recordings.

Anais Reno (singer) JALC’s favorite young artist, Anaïs Reno has been singing professionally since the age of 10. She won Platinum at the 2016 International Forte Competition at Carnegie Hall, the Mabel Mercer Foundation Competition in 2019, and received the Julie Wilson Award in the fall of 2020. She has worked with stellar musicians such as Billy Stritch and Tedd Firth and performed with the New York Philharmonic. Last year, she released her first album, Lovesome Thing: Anaïs Reno sings Ellington and Strayhorn, which quickly climbed the jazz charts. She is currently studying jazz composition at SUNY Purchase College as an Ella Fitzgerald Fellow.

Joe Davidian (music director, piano) A jazz pianist and arranger, Davidian has opened for Jane Monheit, Dianne Reeves and Danilo Perez and supported a “who’s who” of jazz artists. He has appeared at numerous jazz festivals, including Festival Miami and Discover Jazz Festival, venues such as Birdland, and national and international tours with his trio. He has released three albums under his name.

Songbook Sundays, created and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer to celebrate the American Songbook, continues on Sunday, November 20at 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. with Always Irving Berlin at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club, 60th Street & Broadway, NYC. The entire Duke Ellington evening stars Debby Boone, Darius de Haas and Anaïs Reno. Tickets $30/$40 and $25 for students. There is a $21 minimum for food and beverages. jazz.org/dizzys

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Jazz legend Fred Hersch returns home to Cincinnati for Xavier Music Series | Music function | Cincinnati https://iridiumjazz.com/jazz-legend-fred-hersch-returns-home-to-cincinnati-for-xavier-music-series-music-function-cincinnati/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 20:44:05 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/jazz-legend-fred-hersch-returns-home-to-cincinnati-for-xavier-music-series-music-function-cincinnati/ Editor’s note: This story is featured in the November 2 print edition of CityBeat. Fred Hersch claims to be slowing down, but his schedule says otherwise. When Hersch and his trio return to his hometown for the Xavier University Music Series on Nov. 10, he’ll be out for concerts at New York’s Village Vanguard, Italy […]]]>

Editor’s note: This story is featured in the November 2 print edition of CityBeat.

Fred Hersch claims to be slowing down, but his schedule says otherwise.

When Hersch and his trio return to his hometown for the Xavier University Music Series on Nov. 10, he’ll be out for concerts at New York’s Village Vanguard, Italy and Chicago.

A Cincinnati native, Hersch is one of the most influential and revered artists today, especially in the jazz pantheon. His influence continued even during the COVID-19 pandemic when his creative output never stopped, with three recordings in the past two years, the world premiere of a set of variations for solo piano and a program full of concerts since summer 2021.

Talk to CityBeat over the phone from New York, Hersch is upbeat and energized by live performances over the past fifteen months with bassist Drew Gress and German drummer Jochen Rueckert, a new trio that Hersch says is “gelling well.”

“I had a longtime threesome for over ten years, and post-COVID felt like starting fresh,” Hersch says. “I’ve been playing with Drew on and off since the 80s and with Jochen for a year and a half.”

Hersch’s small stature belies his outsized presence in the jazz world for more than four decades as a performer in configurations ranging from solo to full orchestra, composer, arranger, collaborator, teacher, and author.

He’s also a survivor, a nickname he gratefully recognizes after coming out on the other side. When you consider his HIV diagnosis in the mid-1980s, a life-threatening health crisis in 2008 that nearly killed him, and a recent pandemic-enforced isolation, Hersch’s output becomes truly staggering.

A child prodigy, Hersch was drawn to jazz by Newport’s lamented AM jazz radio station, WNOP, whose offbeat announcers relied on an encyclopedic knowledge of artists and their material.

After dropping out of Grinnell College in Iowa, Hersch returned to Cincinnati and discovered the Family Owl on Calhoun Street, where saxophonist Jimmy McGary let him sit.

“I got my ass kicked,” Hersch recalled in a 2013 interview with Cincinnati Magazine. He honed his skills in local backup bands and left Cincinnati for good in 1975.

Hersch moved to New York after attending and teaching at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

“Those days were difficult but also extremely exciting,” he says. CityBeat. “Rent was cheap, drugs were everywhere, and there were a lot more gay people than Cincinnati.”

Music has never lost its power.

“During those years, there were so many jazz clubs in the Village, and you could go see a legend like (tenor saxophonist) Joe Henderson or (bassist) Ron Carter, talk to them, have a drink or ask if you could sit in,” Hersch said.

Hersch had already embarked on an ambitious solo career when he was diagnosed with HIV in 1985. He maintained good health and followed a strict medical regimen, but it wasn’t until 1993 that major sources media identified him as “a gay jazz musician“. he is committed to advocating for people with AIDS and HIV.

“I had the opportunity to be a spokesperson, to do good. I’m an artist and I can’t compartmentalize my life,” he says.

In 2008, his life degenerated into isolation followed by a viral illness. After drastic weight loss, doctors stopped antiviral drugs, resulting in near-fatal pneumonia that put Hersch into a coma that lasted two months.

“In the summer of 2008, when I came out of a coma, I couldn’t speak because of a paralyzed right vocal cord. I didn’t eat or drink for nine months. I couldn’t walk. I had absolutely no fine motor coordination,” Hersch says in a Cincinnati Magazine interview in 2013. “I was helpless, deep down. I was hooked up to a gastric tube to eat. I was down to 105 pounds.

But three years later, Hersch was back on the piano, performing “My Coma Dreams,” an eerie song cycle for vocal soloists and a ten-piece set based on dreams Hersch remembered during his recovery. The entire show is available on YouTube.


In 2017, Hersch reveals another facet of his protean talents and publishes Good things come slowly, a powerful and moving memoir that was on several top ten lists of the year. It is both a tribute to the musicians and places that framed him throughout his career and an unflinching account of his illnesses and recovery.

Hersch’s performances were deeply thoughtful and emotional, and often witty. We feel that he is delighted to discover new facets of the work he performs, even if it is something he has been performing for over 40 years. He never seems tense.

In 2020, Hersch released Songs from homea solo album spanning tunes from the Beatles, Broadway, 60s pop music and American folk songs, all played with an affection and ease that stems from a lifelong devotion to technique.

Hersch tells CityBeat which he credits with daily meditation and his meditation community helping him through COVID. Earlier this year he released breath by breatha suite based on his meditation ritual and accompanied by his trio and the Crosby Street String Quartet.

He followed in October with an edition of contemporary music in duet with another master of jazz, the Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava. In 2023, Hersch and bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding (stylized in lowercase) will collaborate on a live recording at the Village Vanguard.

How, exactly, does Hersch reduce?

“I teach, but only a few private students on a very limited basis,” he says. But anyone eager to learn from Hersch can take two of his lessons — one for solo piano and a recently released series devoted to the art of duets — at openstudiojazz.com.

“I’m becoming more selective about where I play, and I’ll probably do fewer gigs as I get older,” he says (Hersch turned 67 in October).

Hersch says his return to Cincinnati is underlined by personal concerns.

“My mum is over 90, and although she’s in good health, she can’t travel, so it’s lucky for her to see me play,” he says.

“In-person concerts are the best,” he continues. “During COVID, I’ve had times where I thought, ‘If this is over, I’ve had a good career. I’ve reached heights and done more than I could have dreamed of when I was a kid in Cincinnati. I could leave after living the dream. Fortunately, that didn’t happen.

Fred Hersch and his trio perform at 8 p.m. on November 10 at Xavier University Bellarmine Chapel, 3800 Victory Pkwy, Norwood. Info: xavier.edu/musicseries.

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10 lenders who offer small personal loans https://iridiumjazz.com/10-lenders-who-offer-small-personal-loans/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 17:23:24 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/10-lenders-who-offer-small-personal-loans/ Our goal at Credible Operations, Inc., NMLS Number 1681276, hereafter referred to as “Credible”, is to give you the tools and confidence you need to improve your finances. Although we promote the products of our partner lenders who pay us for our services, all opinions are our own. If you face an unexpected expense and […]]]>

Our goal at Credible Operations, Inc., NMLS Number 1681276, hereafter referred to as “Credible”, is to give you the tools and confidence you need to improve your finances. Although we promote the products of our partner lenders who pay us for our services, all opinions are our own.

If you face an unexpected expense and only need to borrow a little money, small personal loans can be beneficial. (Shutterstock)

If you need to borrow a small amount of money to consolidate debt, pay a medical bill, or cover a emergency expense, you may be considering a small personal loan. Small loans probably won’t earn the lender as much interest, so not all lenders offer them.

But many lenders offer personal loans for amounts of $5,000 or less. Here’s how small personal loans work and where to find them.

If you are looking for a small loan, Credible allows you to view your prequalified personal loan rates from various lenders, all in one place.

What is a small personal loan?

A small personal loan is generally considered to be a loan in the amount of $5,000 or less. You can use funds from a small loan for almost any expense, including debt consolidation, car repairs, medical expenses or vacations.

Small personal loans are installment loans. You will receive the funds in a lump sum and then make fixed monthly payments (including interest) towards the balance over a set period of time.

In most cases, small personal loans are unsecured, so they don’t require you to post any asset as collateral. If you have bad credit, you may qualify for a secured loan, which would require collateral, such as your car or a savings account.

If you have little or no credit history, or if your rating is not what you would like it to be, it may be more difficult to qualify for a small personal loan. Many lenders work with borrowers with bad credit, but you’ll pay a higher interest rate to borrow money than someone with good credit.

You can find small personal loans from banks, credit unions and online lenders.

Types of small loans to avoid

When money is tight, it’s tempting to take advantage of any loan offer you receive. But you should avoid these types of small loans if possible:

  • Payday loan – Payday loans are small, short-term loans that are usually due before your next payday. Payday lenders do not consider your ability to repay the loan. They also charge exorbitant fees and interest, which can amount to an annual percentage rate (APR) of 400%, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  • Title loan — With a title loan, the lender requires the title to your car as collateral. If you are unable to repay the loan, the lender may repossess your vehicle to pay off the debt. Title loans have short repayment terms (usually within 30 days) and come with high fees and interest rates.
  • 401(k) loan — If you have a 401(k) plan, you may be able to borrow funds from the account. But if you withdraw money from your 401(k) before age 59½, you’ll pay a penalty on the withdrawal and may owe taxes on the funds you use. You may also have to repay the loan in full if you leave your current job.

10 Lenders Who Offer Personal Loans Under $5,000

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  • Minimum loan amount: $1,500
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Visit Credible for compare personal loan rates from various lenders, without affecting your credit score.

Advantages and disadvantages of small personal loans

Small personal loans have advantages and disadvantages to consider before applying.

Advantages of small personal loans

  • Lower interest rates than credit cards If you use a personal loan to consolidate your debt, you could save on interest compared to your credit cards.
  • Quick Funding — Many smaller personal lenders offer financing in just one or two business days. Some lenders can even fund your loan the same day you are approved.
  • Options for borrowers with bad credit — Even if your credit score isn’t perfect, you’ll probably be able to find financing from a lender that specializes in subprime borrowers. But keep in mind that you will probably pay a higher interest rate. Lenders offer their lowest interest rates borrowers with good or excellent credit.

Disadvantages of small personal loans

  • Higher interest rates than larger loans — Lenders may charge higher interest rates for smaller loans to increase their income on the money you borrow.
  • Can pay fees — Some lenders charge origination fees for loan processing or late payment fees. Read the fine print and factor the fees charged by the lender into the total cost of your loan.
  • Take the risk of taking on more debt — If you’re using a personal loan to consolidate your debt, it can be tempting to spend on your newly paid off credit cards, putting you in more debt.

How to Apply for a Personal Loan Under $5,000

Once you’ve decided you’re ready to apply for a personal loan, follow these five steps:

  1. Create a budget. Decide how much you want to borrow and how much you can afford to repay each month. This will help you not to overwork yourself.
  2. Compare rates from several lenders. The best way to save money when borrowing is to compare the rates and terms of multiple lenders to make sure you get the best deal for your situation.
  3. Gather financial information. You’ll want to have your personal information ready before you apply, including proof of income, address, and identification. If you have a co-signer, you will also need their information.
  4. Complete the application. Once you have chosen the lender you wish to work with, complete the application. If you apply online, you may have a decision in minutes.
  5. Set a payment date that works for you and start making payments on your loan. If you are approved for a loan, you will sign a loan agreement and the lender will disburse your loan funds. Many lenders allow you to choose your payment due date. Choose a date that suits your budget. You might even be able to save on interest if you opt for automatic payments.

If you’re ready to apply for a small loan, Credible makes it quick and easy compare personal loan rates to find the one that suits your needs.

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Big names, big sounds for the Dundee Jazz Festival https://iridiumjazz.com/big-names-big-sounds-for-the-dundee-jazz-festival/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 07:30:00 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/big-names-big-sounds-for-the-dundee-jazz-festival/ Musicians from New York, Florida and Buenos Aires will join guests from across the UK as the Dundee Jazz Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary. The Festival takes place in venues across the city from Wednesday November 2 through Sunday November 6. Headlining a UK-exclusive appearance by Brooklyn-born soul sensation Akie Bermiss, backed by funk, jazz […]]]>

Musicians from New York, Florida and Buenos Aires will join guests from across the UK as the Dundee Jazz Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary.

The Festival takes place in venues across the city from Wednesday November 2 through Sunday November 6.

Headlining a UK-exclusive appearance by Brooklyn-born soul sensation Akie Bermiss, backed by funk, jazz and Big Apple rhythm and blues, the Huntertones, the festival takes on a five-year residency. nights at the Gardyne Theatre.

great personality

Described as continuing in the best traditions of Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway, Bermiss is a singer with a big personality. Her Thursday concert will be flanked in Gardyne Auditorium by music, song, dance and drama.

Apphia Campbell pays homage to Nina Simone through her stage persona Mena Bordeaux in Black Is the Color of My Voice.

Strictly Big Bands will light up the stage on Wednesday with two jazz bands performing hits from the big band era.

They are joined by special guest, resident drummer of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, the highly experienced Alyn Cosker, who has conducted the music of swing greats including Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman.

The Vintage Girls’ Orchestral Spectacular kicks off the weekend Friday with the voices, colors and spice of tight harmony.

Best Jazz Pianist

The best Scottish jazz pianist Brian Kellock, the accompanist of choice for American stars including singer Sheila Jordan and saxophonist Scott Hamilton, revisits George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue on Saturday.

It is accompanied by a string ensemble arranged and conducted by violinist and radio host Seonaid Aitken.

Then, on Sunday, Floridian Apphia Campbell returns to jazz icon, singer-pianist and social activist Nina Simone through her stage character Mena Bordeaux in Black Is the Color of My Voice.

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Bonar Hall, scene of many great jazz concerts in the 1980s, welcomes future stars on the afternoon of Sunday 6 when saxophonist Tommy Smith presents the current incarnation of his Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, the orchestra has produced dozens of musicians who have gone on to professional careers.

The class of 22 maintains this high standard by playing the music of jazz masters Miles Davis, Woody Herman, Benny Golson and Chick Corea.

The greats of jazz together

Chambers East hosts an old festival friend on Thursday the 3rd.

London guitarist Jim Mullen, who brought jazz-funk sensation Morrissey-Mullen to town on several occasions in their heyday, joins his longtime friend, local saxophonist Gordon McNeil’s band in a dedicated session, among others, inspired by Mullen, Wes Montgomery and McNeil’s heroes, Michael Brecker and Bob Berg.

Shetland-born saxophonist Norman Willmore brings a new band influenced by Shetland fiddle traditions.

Shetland-born saxophonist Norman Willmore brings a new band influenced by Shetland fiddle traditions and Scandinavian roots to Hunter S Thomson on Friday the 4th, followed later that same night by the energetic funk of Glamor & the Baybes.

Glasgow famed singer kitti and Dundee’s Millhouse Collective play the early and late gig respectively at Hunter S Thompson on Saturday 5th and top blues guitarist Gerry Jablonski faces The Electric Band at Church Dundee on Thursday 3rd.

With the Gil Scott Heron Songbook honoring another festival guest at the Gardyne Theater on Thursday 3 and Argentine piano star Lucas Ferrari joining vintage jazz specialist Ali Affleck at 3 Session Street on Sunday 6, the festival covers a variety of styles from jazz.

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PFBX dividend announcement $0.1000/share 10/26/2022 https://iridiumjazz.com/pfbx-dividend-announcement-0-1000-share-10-26-2022/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 10:18:22 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/pfbx-dividend-announcement-0-1000-share-10-26-2022/ Cdt-Com/Peoples Financial Corp (Biloxi, MS) (OTCBB:PFBX) declared on 10/26/2022 a dividend of $0.1000 per share payable November 10, 2022 to shareholders of record as of November 07, 2022. Dividend Amount recorded is an increase of $0.01 over the last dividend paid. Cdt-Com/Peoples Financial Corp (Biloxi, MS) (OTCBB:PFBX) has paid dividends since 1996, has a current […]]]>

Cdt-Com/Peoples Financial Corp (Biloxi, MS) (OTCBB:PFBX) declared on 10/26/2022 a dividend of $0.1000 per share payable November 10, 2022 to shareholders of record as of November 07, 2022. Dividend Amount recorded is an increase of $0.01 over the last dividend paid.

Cdt-Com/Peoples Financial Corp (Biloxi, MS) (OTCBB:PFBX) has paid dividends since 1996, has a current dividend yield of 1.2578617334% and has increased dividends for 1 consecutive years.

The market capitalization of Cdt-Com/Peoples Financial Corp (Biloxi, MS) is $74,380,200 and has a PE ratio of 13.95. The stock price closed yesterday at $15.90 and has a 52-week low/high of $14.80 and $17.75.

Peoples Financial is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiary, The Peoples Bank (the Bank), Co. is engaged in the banking business. The Bank’s primary lending objective is to provide business, commercial, real estate, construction, personal and installment loans, with an emphasis on commercial lending. Deposit services include interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing current accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit and IRA accounts. The Bank also provides a variety of other services, including safe deposit box rentals, wire transfer services, night deposit facilities, collection services, cash management and internet banking.

For more information on Cdt-Com/Peoples Financial Corp (Biloxi, MS) click here.

Current dividend information for Cdt-Com/Peoples Financial Corp (Biloxi, MS) as of the date of this press release is:

Dividend declaration date: October 26, 2022
Ex-dividend date: November 04, 2022
Dividend record date: November 07, 2022
Dividend Payment Date: November 10, 2022
Dividend amount: $0.1000

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Grammy-nominated jazz singer Somi will make her Carnegie Hall debut in November https://iridiumjazz.com/grammy-nominated-jazz-singer-somi-will-make-her-carnegie-hall-debut-in-november/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 16:32:45 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/grammy-nominated-jazz-singer-somi-will-make-her-carnegie-hall-debut-in-november/ Somi is gearing up to make her Carnegie Hall debut with her own band on November 18. This highly anticipated debut gig will deliver a transatlantic blend of modern jazz, soul and African pop, featuring Somi’s featured tribute to the great “Mama Africa” ​​on Zenzile. This Zankel Hall-exclusive show in famed Carnegie Hall features new […]]]>

Somi is gearing up to make her Carnegie Hall debut with her own band on November 18. This highly anticipated debut gig will deliver a transatlantic blend of modern jazz, soul and African pop, featuring Somi’s featured tribute to the great “Mama Africa” ​​on Zenzile. This Zankel Hall-exclusive show in famed Carnegie Hall features new electro-acoustic chamber arrangements by Zenzile alongside a lush retrospective of Somi’s most beloved repertoire. For more information about this performance, including tickets, see here.

Internationally acclaimed, GRAMMY nominated singer Somi has made several illustrious and refreshing musical statements over the past year. In March, she released her album Zenzile: The Reimagination Of Miriam Makeba, a celebration of the late South African civil rights activist and singer Miriam Makeba. A remarkable demonstration of Somi’s allegiance to his avant-garde role model, Zenzile captivated listeners while introducing many to Makeba’s rich life and legacy. Somi’s allegiance to the South African icon continued last spring when she starred in the Off-Broadway production of Dreaming Zenzile, an original musical written by Somi that highlights the hard-hitting musical contributions and Makeba’s social justice career, at the New York Theater Workshop.

At Carnegie Hall, Somi will be joined by a stellar cast of New York jazz musicians, including violinists Mazz Swift and Dana Lyn, violist Cameren Anai, cellist Dara Hankins, drummer Otis Brown III, pianist Toru Dodo, bassist Michael Olatuja and saxophonist Myron Walden.

The Grammy-nominated daughter of Ugandan and Rwandan immigrants has “the earthy courage of Nina Simone mixed with the vocal beauty of Dianne Reeves” (JazzTimes). Closely mentored by the great Hugh Masekela, Somi forged her own path as an artist, cultural worker and scholar.

Since releasing her record in March, Somi has inspired listeners to delve deeper into Makeba’s rich heritage. Somi’s work has been highlighted by national outlets such as Forbes and Downbeat Magazine as well as The Washington Post, where journalist Shannon J. Effinger highlights Somi’s powerful approach to augmenting part of the story that has otherwise been muted in an illuminating and far-reaching article. .

“Through these works, Somi not only reclaims Makeba’s first name (“Zenzile”), but also skillfully gives voice to what is left unsaid, the internal struggle that Makeba might never be able to express in his personality. public,” writes Effinger.

Somi released Zenzile on his own label, Salon Africana, on March 4, 2022, which would have been Makeba’s 90th birthday. Featuring his renditions of some of Makeba’s best-known songs, both compositions and Makeba covers, Somi regards Zenzile as a tribute to the late African pioneer.

“This album is my attempt to honor the unapologetic voice of an African woman that inevitably gave way to my own journey and countless other African artists. In short, I owe her. We all do,” shares the singer.

Considered one of Africa’s first international superstars, Makeba (whose first name is ‘Zenzile’) lifted the spirits of a continent, including her native South Africa. Her courage, however, was met with three decades of political exile from her native country, followed by a blacklist in the United States after her marriage to civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael. Somi’s love for music and Makeba’s personal strength has led to a record that she hopes will inspire a rediscovery of Makeba’s life and work.

In recognition of Makeba’s resonance across Africa and the Diaspora, Somi invited a number of special guests to perform on the record. From South Africa, GRAMMY-winning male vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, singer-songwriter Msaki, singer and activist Thandiswa Mazwai and jazz pianist-songwriter Nduduzo Makhathini join Somi for the tribute. Other guests include American GRAMMY-winning jazz singer Gregory Porter, Nigerian singer-musician Seun Kuti (youngest son of Fela Kuti) and GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter and activist, Angelique Kidjo.

Dreaming Zenzile, Somi’s original play based on the life of Makeba under the direction of 2022 Tony nominee Lileanna Blain-Cruz, originally premiered in September 2021 to kick off the 21-22 theatrical season at the Repertory Theater of Saint-Louis (The representative). The world premiere production included stints at the McCarter Theater in Princeton and ArtsEmerson in Boston, culminating in an off-Broadway stint in New York this summer. The moving production featured a live jazz band playing original music and reinterpretations of Makeba’s remarkable catalog while telling the story of his extraordinary life journey.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SOMI

Somi Kakoma is a singer, songwriter, playwright and actor of Rwandan and Ugandan origin. She has released seven acclaimed albums, scoring positions on the World Music, Jazz and Heatseekers charts. Somi’s previous records have featured guests such as Common, Angelique Kidjo and renowned South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, who became his longtime mentor. She has been widely honored as a Soros Equality Fellow, TED Senior Fellow, USA Doris Duke Fellow, 2021 Grammy nominee, and recipient of two NAACP Image Awards. She performed at Carnegie Hall alongside Hugh Masekela, Dave Matthews and Vusi Mahlesela to celebrate South African democracy and was invited by the UN Secretary General to perform in commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of victims of slavery. Somi is the founder of Salon Africana, a boutique talent agency and label for contemporary African musicians and writers. She holds undergraduate degrees in anthropology and African studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master’s degree in performance studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in creative practice and critical inquiry at Harvard University. www.somimusic.com

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall is located at 881 7th Ave, New York, NY.
Photo credit: Tatenda ChidoraGrammy-nominated jazz singer Somi will make her Carnegie Hall debut in November

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